Welcome to Paradise! Everyone's welcome at The Leblon Beach House! Located in a Mediterranean-style oceanfront villa in Upper Leblon, just 100 meters from the luxurious Sheraton Resort Hotel, this cool, fun apartment offers spectacular views, a perfect location, security, and the freedom to enjoy this passionate and exciting city! Formerly the vacation home of notorious Brazilian celebrity 'Luz del Fuego', it is just minutes away from all the best restaurants and nightlife of Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leblon. Buses, vans, and taxis take you everywhere in the city easily. Enjoy privacy, security, and liberty right in front of the beach! ******THIS HOUSE IS GREAT FOR GROUPS!! (Various apartments available)
-3 large oceanfront tropical terraces and tanning areas
-outdoor rooftop shower
-Private outdoor entrance
-private bathroom with hot shower
-free access to Sheraton beach across the street
-buses, vans, and taxis across the street transport you anywhere fast
-a short walk to Post 12 Beach, home to great surfin, a free outdoor exercise area, and Rio's most beautiful people!
The house is divided into 7 private apartments, each with a full ocean view. Other apartments available for short or long term rental. New Year and Carnaval packages available. Get ready to have fun!
The House Rules
Rio is a place of freedom where people come to enjoy themselves, so I encourage you to have as much fun as possible. However, there are a few things I ask:
1. When nobody is in the apartment, please turn off the lights and especially the air conditioning, to conserve electricity and save the planet.
2. The front door/gate locks automatically when you close it so it is not necessary to "double lock" it when entering or exiting.
3. Please respect the other guests.
Die Unterkunft ist super gelegen am Fuße der Favela Vidigal mit tollen Blick! Auf den verschiedenen Dachterrassen lässt es sich wunderbar relaxen! Jake ist ein netter und unkomplizierter Gastgeber gewesen und es hat alles reibungslos geklappt! Für 3 Leute war die Unterkunft allerdings etwas eng und es hätte etwas sauberer sein können! Leider hat sich die winzige Küche nicht so gut zum kochen geeignet wie gehofft! Duschen mit Meerblick ist super! Insgesamt hatten wir eine wunderbare Zeit in Rio in Jakes alter Villa!
we had a wonderful time at Jakes 'place, he's been very cool and nice, always available to answer any question, hiiiiighly recomanded , just leave it free when I want to go back or I bite :-)))
We did not interact much but Jake is on top of things.Prompt and courteous. Highly recommended.
Jake was a great host. He accommodated our early check-in and was very communicative throughout. The accommodation and location were great, just far enough to make you feel like you can retreat away from the city, but close enough to walk to the main beach and downtown Leblon. I'd highly recommend a stay at Jake's place.
Apartment was not quite what I expected. I've been traveling 2months in different hostels for $20/day or less and I have to say this was the worst and the price was more than 10 times than that.
Pictures from the place and comments from others leaded me to wrong direction. Since I already paid the whole week (which was huge mistake) I couldn't leave the place either.
Location was not too bad against the Sheraton hotel, but favela was next door and one night I hear gun shots. Rooms were clean, expect the ant invasion and other small bugs. First night I didn't know how to use water heating system, but next day neighbor helped since host were traveling elsewhere. Bed mattress were really bad, I could feel the wood instantly. Smaller bed didn't feel to have mattress at all.
This is the only bad review I've ever gotten for this apartment. This is an oceanfront apartment in the best neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro and he was staying here during super-high season. He flew to Rio from Peru, where he was staying in hostels and was no doubt paying much less. During the period around Carnaval there are lots of people setting off fireworks and fire crackers and I'm sure that's what he must have heard--not "gunshots". This is not a fair review and it does not deserve to appear on my listing.
The place is awesome! Jake's friend Laura was amazing and so helpful - she greeted me and showed me around town - a superstar! Everyone one in the building is really nice and you also have time for yourself. The view from the room and deck is beautiful - the pics don't lie :-) Yes, there are some stairs but that's for the view and it's very easy to get around - less than 10 min walk to the heart of Leblon or a couple min by taxi, van or bus. I loved this place and would love to come back. Thanks, Jake and Laura.
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